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Plant cuttings?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 19:04
Gardengirl.. wrote (see)

verbena bonariensis how do you take cuttings of that I have that one?

If you referring to your plant in the garden, then now is not the right time to try cuttings off what is probably by now a dying back stem.

If yop took cuttings last summer/autumn, then they could already be producing side shoots which are this yrs cutting material- as Lyn said. Job for me over the next couple of weeks. J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 18:53

I see the thread has degenerated into smut again.

Am on a roll with sorting out the paperwork/folders. Ok wont touch OH's tax nor pension ones, bet I end up doing them eventually, but for now have a big pile of rest on the sofa. Can continue whilst watching TV. Unbelievable the junk papers that have stored, & get sent with whatever, so wheeely bin is filling up nicely again & shredder being hammered.

It's already below freezing out the back, no more real snow here thank goodness. I'm nice & snug & well fed. J.

Plant cuttings?

Posted: 23/03/2013 at 15:08

You can split/move herbaceous plants now though, providing your soil is workable.

If you've any pelargoniums that you've over-wintered, then they could provide you with cutting material about now.

If you took fuschia cuttings last season, they are sometimes now big enough to provide you with more cuttings & thus effectively pinching out the parent plant (last yrs cutting) at the same time. Ditto penstemons & verbena bonariensis.

Remember that any cuttings of those plants taken now will still need total protection from the present weather. J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 14:58

Jam buttie time here. No wonder the weight has piled on.... paperwork getting done though.

Becks those stirfry 'kits' are fine, but just as easy to buy/grow some vegs & do your own. That way you can get what Jess likes to eat. Just use any old frying pan, hot oil & fry them! dash of soya sauce at the end, add some quick cooked noodles & it's Chinese. Do any bits of meat/chicken first in same pan before you throw in the vegs- less washing up.

It keeps trying to snow a bit out there, all this mornings' has gone. J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 11:47

Geoff, what have you done to deserve all this attention?

Have made a start on paperwork. Been shredding stuff. Need to clear bed nxt so I can really sort out that box!! Then will need to file lots away, but then the files could do with a sort out too.......

So am having part of lunch early, well breakfast was long time ago, then more painkillers even though feel ok. Know that if I dont continue with them will not feel ok!.

Snow's melting, but maybe we'll get some more? J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 10:19

I'm still here Bunny.....

No really will go & make a start now.

Oh no, yet another parcel for OH. He's discovered e-bay shopping. J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 10:11

Ironing done, she says looking for something to do not involving that paerwork sort out.....

OH just phoned. Thick snow falling now there & from early on he said- NEast Derbyshire. He made it down to town, where market a bit thin & cheese shop lady said t'was just as quick to walk in as drive.

Right, am going upstairs to make a start...... J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 08:04

Glyn, it's supposed to not snow tomorrow???? So providing they get the roads sorted today, it might be a possibility to get down there. Trouble is the Staff hills & SMidlands en route.....

Have been reading the paper on-line. Not half as good as actually curlingup on sofa/floor with it. This is not getting any paperwork done....

Derek- hope you enjoy your retirement. J.

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Posted: 23/03/2013 at 06:43

Morning Gary & Glyn. I was also wide awake early, but then I did go to bed early last night.

Some snow here, not much, sort of sticking, but cf you 2 a bit pathetic. Grew up NWorcs/Black country border on a N facing hill, so snow in any winter was/is the norm. Become a wimp nowadays.

Squirrel on niger feeder, but birds not arrived yet. Lots of singing this morning, despite the weather.

Paperwork awaits here too- no excuse not to finally sort it out. J.

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Posted: 22/03/2013 at 18:02

Aww, poor Caz. Hot honey & lemon drink?

Have just had a baked potato, with low fat creme fraiche, stirfried kale & garlic, a sweetpotato & bean 'bake' courtesy of Morrisons. All yummy. I could probably make the 'bake' myself, but once in a while...... there's another in the packet too. No room for a pud, but just got my last coffee of the day & have taken the first batch of painkillers.....

Going to 'flop' now. Site going s l o w for me as well. J.

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